Liberations fonts from Red Hat
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed May 9 22:34:35 UTC 2007
Red Hat has released Liberation fonts under the GPL+ fonts exception
license. Liberation fonts are metric equivalent to key Microsoft fonts.
This is a major milestone and significantly enhances the
interoperability of documents and content under these Microsoft fonts in
Red Hat has included third party licensed fonts in the
extras/supplementary channel for this purpose to Red Hat Enterprise
Linux customers before. Some end users have been building packages with
the restricted Microsoft core fonts but these have only been only short
term solutions. What has been provided now closes one of the significant
usabilit gaps for the Free software world and Fedora out of the box.
The initial font sets include Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters and
lacks hinting. The next update is planned to have hinting and support
for other locales.
They are available now in the Fedora 7 Preview Live DVD specially
created for the Red Hat summit. I believe the plan it to make these
available in the Fedora repository via the regular review process. Enjoy!
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